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Jaffrelot, Christophe

Works: 156 works in 511 publications in 2 languages and 9,252 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Publishing director, Editor, Director, Interviewee, Other, Thesis advisor, Opponent, 956
Classifications: BL1215.P65, 954.91
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Most widely held works by Christophe Jaffrelot
A history of Pakistan and its origins by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and French and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une histoire du Pakistan qui vise à faire connaître les caractéristiques les moins connues de ce pays. Selon quatre thèmes complémentaires: 1. Identité nationale (fondement islamique, particularismes ethniques, instabilité des institutions) - 2. Relations extérieures - 3. Economie et structures sociales - 4. Aspects culturels. [SDM]
India's silent revolution : the rise of the lower castes in North India by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and French and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India has long been dominated by the upper castes, even though the lower castes make up more than two thirds of the population. This book examines how the lower castes have become more assertive in recent decades
The Hindu nationalist movement in India by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a detailed account of the Hindu nationalist movement in India since the 1920s exploring how rapid changes in the political, social, and economic climate have made India fertile soil for the growth of the primary arm of Hindu nationalism, a paramilitary-style group known as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), together with its political offshoots
Pakistan : nationalism without a nation?( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This up-to-date account of Pakistan's complicated political tapestry focuses on two related sets of questions. The first concerns the ethnic tensions within Pakistan, including the Mohajir movement, Pashtun and Baloch nationalisms, and the 'Punjabization' of the country. The second focus is the country's complex position within the South Asian region. Kashmir has been for years the main bone of contention between India and Pakistan. Since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan twenty years ago, Pakistan has been also one of the main players in the Afghan war; especially after it supported the Taleban. The book examines Pakistan's foreign policy, including the dialectic between domestic and foreign policy and the role of the army. The many questions raised include the definition of identity, the intersection of religious and ethnic factors, a deeply flawed institutionalization of democracy, control of the state, and the potentially explosive interaction of regional and domestic politics
Religion, caste, and politics in India by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an examination of the complicated intersection between religion, caste and politics in modern-day india
Emerging states : the wellspring of a new world order( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The balance of global power is undergoing a tectonic shift, with "developing" countries such as India, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, and South Africa now asserting their influence. These countries subtly redefine our notion of "strong" and "weak" economics and the relationship between political stability and international might, changing the rules of the international power grab to an extent unheard of since 1945. Emerging states share high growth rates and increasing institutional activities, and they equally pursue integration into the world economy. Yet each country differs in its forms of capitalism and overall economic and political trajectories. China has become "the world's factory," while India is known as "the world's back office." In light of these differences, there is now an urgent need to understand how our conception of "emerging states" corresponds to reality and the new configurations of power they might inspire. This richly documented volume, which contains mroe than one hundred color maps, graphs, and tables, includes the criteria for designating an "emerging" state and describes regional dynamics in several studies. The volume frames the behavior of these new power players and identifies probably challenges that might arise as they enter the world stage
The BJP and the compulsions of politics in India( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The BJP which emerged as the single largest party in the Lok Sabha in 1996 is now a serious contender for power at the Centre. This book demonstrates how the BJP is not the national monolith it likes to present itself as. The BJP and its present dilemmas and problems are analysed systematically in a regional perspective. Some of the dilemmas of the BJP at the national level are also explored in a critical perspective
Hindu nationalism : a reader( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hindu nationalism came to world attention in 1998, when the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won national elections in India. Although the BJP was defeated nationally in 2004, it continues to govern large Indian states, and the movement it represents remains a major force in the world's largest democracy. This book presents the thought of the founding fathers and key intellectual leaders of Hindu nationalism from the time of the British Raj, through the independence period, to the present. Spanning more than 130 years of Indian history and including the writings of both famous and unknown ideologues, this reader reveals how the "Hindutuva" movement approaches key issues of Indian politics. Covering such important topics as secularism, religious conversion, relations with Muslims, education, and Hindu identity in the growing diaspora, this reader will be indispensable for anyone wishing to understand contemporary Indian politics, society, culture, or history."--Book cover
Revisiting nationalism : theories and processes( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers English reading public an opportunity to understand theories of nationalism from the standpoint of a group of renowned French scholars. This work has a thematic and transversal structure that allows the contributors to discuss theoretical, normative, or analytical issues
Dr. Ambedkar and untouchability : fighting the Indian caste system by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jaffrelot focuses on Ambedkar's three key roles: as social theorist, as statesman and politician, and as an advocate of conversion to Buddhism as an escape route for India's Dalits. In each case he pioneered new strategies that proved effective in his lifetime and still resonate today."--Jacket
L'Inde contemporaine de 1950 a nos jours by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in French and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrace les grandes étapes politiques, économiques, sociales et culturelles de la plus grande démocratie du monde, nouvelle puissance nucléaire, marquée par les personnalités politiques qui furent à sa tête
Armed militias of South Asia : fundamentalists, Maoists and separatists( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A conventional interstate warhas not menaced the Indian subcontinent for more than a decade. Nevertheless, the region has seen its share of terrorism, civil war, military repression, and guerrilla violence, in which armed paramilitary militias and insurgents commit terrible crimes against civilians and the state. For those who hope to understand the ideologies driving these groups, as well as their social organizations and strategies, Laurent Gayer and Christophe Jaffrelot have assembled leading theorists and experts on the politics of South Asia and Myanmar to create a comprehensive text for analytical and comparative study." "Shedding light on the deep complexities of these troubling partnerships, Armed Militias of South Asia critically guides readers through the conflicts of Kashmir, Punjab, Sri Lanka, and other violent hotspots across the subcontinent."--Jacket
Patterns of middle class consumption in India and China( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at a conference, held at Delhi during 7-9 November
The Hindu nationalist movement and Indian politics : 1925 to the 1990s : strategies of identity-building, implantation and mobilisation (with special reference to Central India) by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muslims in Indian cities : trajectories of marginalisation by Laurent Gayer( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muslims constitute the largest minority in India yet, surprisingly, they suffer the most politically and socioeconomically. Forced to contend with severe and persistent prejudice, they often fall victim to violence and collective acts of murder. While the quality of Muslim life may lag behind that of Hindus nationally, local, inclusive cultures have been resilient in the south and the east. In the Hindi belt and in the north, Muslims have known less peace, especially in the riot-prone areas of Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Jaipur, and Aligarh, and in the capitals of former Muslim states-Delhi, Hyder
Le Pakistan, carrefour de tensions régionales( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in French and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un bilan de la situation politique de ce pays, depuis sa création mouvementée en 1947. Ce pays est toujours à la recherche de son identité, déchiré par les querelles internes, de nature linguistique et religieuse, des différentes ethnies ainsi que par les régionalismes. Les auteurs traitent également de la situation extérieure, avec les pays voisins comme l'Afghanistan et le Cachemire. Une chronologie de plusieurs pages à la fin résume les grands moments de l'histoire de ce pays. [SDM]
The Pakistan paradox : instability and resilience by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pakistan was born as the creation of elite Urdu-speaking Muslims who sought to govern a state that would maintain their dominance. After rallying non-Urdu speaking leaders around him, Jinnah imposed a unitary definition of the new nation state that obliterated linguistic diversity. This centralisation - 'justified' by the Indian threat - fostered centrifugal forces that resulted in Bengali secessionism in 1971 and Baloch, as well as Mohajir, separatisms today. Concentration of power in the hands of the establishment remained the norm, and while authoritarianism peaked under military rule, democracy failed to usher in reform, and the rule of law remained fragile at best under Zulfikar Bhutto and later Nawaz Sharif. While Jinnah and Ayub Khan regarded religion as a cultural marker, since their time theIslamists have gradually prevailed. They benefited from the support of General Zia, while others, including sectarian groups, cashed in on their struggle against the establishment to woo the disenfranchised. Today, Pakistan faces existential challenges ranging from ethnic strife to Islamism, two sources of instability which hark back to elite domination. Photograph from the release of "The Pakistan Paradox" at the IIC, Delhi, with Vice President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari (center), the journalist and academic Raja Mohan (left) and the author (right) :
Dr Ambedkar and untouchability : analysing and fighting caste by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sangh Parivar : a reader( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of essays on the Sangh Parivar including the RSS, the BJP, and the Bajrang Dal, that trace the rise of the right wing in Indian politics
Rise of the plebeians? : the changing face of Indian legislative assemblies by Christophe Jaffrelot( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributed articles on the caste membership of the members of state-level legislative assemblies of India
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A history of Pakistan and its origins
Alternative Names
Christophe Jaffrelot franzsischer Politologe, Forschungsdirektor am CNRS

Christophe Jaffrelot French political scientist

Jaffrelot, C.

Jaffrelot, C. 1964-

Jaffrelot, C. (Christophe)

Jaffrelot, C. (Christophe), 1964-

Jaffrelot, Jean-Christophe.

English (227)

French (41)

India's silent revolution : the rise of the lower castes in North IndiaThe Hindu nationalist movement in IndiaPakistan : nationalism without a nation?Religion, caste, and politics in IndiaEmerging states : the wellspring of a new world orderThe BJP and the compulsions of politics in IndiaHindu nationalism : a readerRevisiting nationalism : theories and processes